My life & work has been shaped by travel. I grew up in Wisconsin, moved to Hong Kong, attended college in Minnesota, studied abroad in Ireland, sold my house & moved to Thailand (with my press!), and am finally settling into my new home in Chicago, Illinois.

Maps, particularly topographic and projections have been a large influence on my visual language. I am fascinated with the cartographer's interpretation of land formations. I use these elements along with pattern, typography, and color to create works of art to be hung on the wall or sent to loved ones through the mail. I take great pride in creating letterpress printed greeting cards; I see them as creating a tangible connection between people.

Raychel has a Bachelor's of Fine Art in Printmaking, Papermaking, & Book Arts from the Minneapolis College of Art & Design.